AGRICULTURAL CONSULTANT PATHWAY TO PR
Unit Group 2341: Agricultural and Forestry Scientists
Advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.
Indicative Skill Level
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
Advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
Advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
Managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
Studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
Preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
Investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases
234112: Agricultural Scientist
234113: Forester / Forest Scientist
- Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Horticulture Online study
Advance your environmental or landscaping career with CSU’s Bachelor of Horticulture. Study horticulture with CSU to hone your skills and enhance sustainability of rural industries and regional economic development.
Level of study: Undergraduate
Start date:12 July 2021
Tuition fees (AUD $):30,400 Per Year
A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 60 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
A completed Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years.
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements.
- The University of Queensland
This four-year dual program will develop your business skills and deep scientific expertise to prepare you for a career in the agriculture sector in Australia and overseas.
LOCATION Gatton, St Lucia
FEES A$43504 (indicative per year)
DURATION 4 Years
START SEMESTER Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC CODE 766601
PROGRAM CODE 2449
CRICOS CODE 0100493
AQF Level 7
Minimum entry score
Check the minimum entry scores for the individual programs. You must meet the higher score.
Bachelor of Agribusiness
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).
English language requirements
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
TOEFL PB – Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
Pearsons – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.
- University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours (S4A)
Duration: Minimum 4 Years
Semester 1, Semester 2
Tuition: 2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $151,527 AUD
6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
50 with no score lower than 42
Level 6 – 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
(Certificate of Advanced English) B Grade
(Certificate of Proficiency in English) C Grade
(Business English Certificate) Higher C Grade
- La Trobe University
Award Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with Honours
Start dates Semester 1 (March 2021), Semester 2 (July 2021)
Duration 1 year full-time
Annual tuition fee A$39 200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
CRICOS code 069549D
Academic entry requirement
Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Honours in your major
You may be eligible to complete Honours in a major completed as part of your undergraduate degree. Your eligibility is subject to the availability and agreement of a suitable supervisor for the major and you meeting the entry requirements specific to that major. For more information, please see the University Handbook.
English language requirement
6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
- Melbourne University
Bachelor of Agriculture
3 years full time / 6 years part time
On Campus (Parkville)
Available to domestic and international students
Start Year Intake – March and Mid Year Intake – July
Indicative first year fee
Indicative total course fee
Entry score 2021
Lowest ATAR selected 2020
Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Further Mathematics.